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hoover first came in, the city council decided to say they were boring to pass along a law banning hoovers because it would disrupt the traditionalists taxi system. it was sort of a clash between old and new, and in the end, the innuendo -- the new ended up winning out. but there are people with a stake in preserving the status quo. we need leaders who are willing to embrace technology and embrace the future in the name of jobs, in the name of a lot of other areas around procurement. >> as the last academic, i think i should say that one of the strongest defenders of the status quo is academia. since we are here at wayne state in an academic institution, i think it would be useful to pick up on the point, to look at how our graduate degree structures intersect with the need of the non-academic labor market. right now, our graduate programs are focused on producing people with ph these for the academic for therket, -- ph.d.'s academic labor market, which is not expanding rapidly, if at all. yet you have companies looking for highly educated people they say they cannot find. academia
.s. competitiveness, the future of jobs, economic growth, which is tied to the first to, and the revival of our cities with detroit as a case study #one. we're very proud to be in detroit because we see it as a great city with incredible potential and we what love to have helped participating in that dialogue to move that process forward faster. what we really want to do is to change the dialogue generally about how the world and country thinks about technology. we really don't think it is understood or appreciated how rapidly the entire landscape is shifting. we know apple is a daunting the next iphone. that's just the most obvious example. things continue to move an astonishing speed and there are developments everywhere you look and we don't think leaders generally get that. i'm going to give you a couple of quick housekeeping things. for one thing, there is app -- it has all of the programs in real time. please use it. everything here is on the record. we want to hear your voice from the audience. have to microphones on either side. you don't have to just ask a question, you can make a comment, bu
. when i was a city councilman in lyndhurst, ohio, i introduced the first property-tax rollback in the history of our city. we give tax relief to senior citizens and working families. i worked in a bipartisan fashion -- and we reconstructed the oversight to the workers' compensation investment fund. i worked in a bipartisan way to pass down the budget and try to keep young people in ohio. identified the exports with ohio and worked in a bipartisan way to manage the finances in the state of ohio where we have the highest rating on our bonds and investment and voluntarily cut our budget two years in a row. >> i would emphasize that he voted with his own party -- he voted with them 96% of the time. the only time he doesn't is if the interest group does not have a better offer. he voted against his leadership to satisfy the pay lenders and raised a lot of money. there is nothing in his elektra -- in his electoral records that would show that he ever stands up to his political party on anything significant. >> is there one big area of disagreement you have with mitt romney, mandel? >
for the first time in a number of swing states. i am going to guess that they are not going to be visiting inner-city is not very much. -- inner-cities very much. george bush carried ohio with about 50.5% of the vote in 2004. if you look at where the difference is, romney wins by equaling bush's percentage. it dropped most in three media markets. toledo, columbus, cincinnati. those are three places where he needs to pick up ground where he lost. the second thing he needs to do is to stay in the ground that they kept. the youngstown media market, mccain ran virtually even with bush. the rural areas to sustain and try to get their vote back, to try to keep the vote. romney will stop in cincinnati, he will stop in worthington which is a suburb of columbus. he goes home to one of the northwest red counties in the toledo market which is the county that has one of the highest proportions of autoworkers as a percentage of total employment. and perhaps, was one of the places that saw one of the largest drops from bush to mccain. this will be the republican strategy, going back to places of people that voted
they are on the verge of becoming permanent badlands. this will erode any hope of the city's much promised and long talk about revitalization. we need drastic measures. >> let me give you what we're doing. first of all operation pressure point. states who are working with wellington police officers in the city. i have been out there with them, i have been at east 24th street. talk to the residence and they love seeing the people out of control. the state police working with probation and parole officers as well as use probation and parole officers. this is in the public safety area. the attorney-general's office is making sure we have the right prosecution so folks stay behind bars. there also appearing in violation of probation hearings. that is a piece of it. there's no question that public safety is a piece of it. the other is some of the social issues. that is why we opened 10 community centers. kids have a place to go. we opened a curfew center to make sure that kids had a place to go. i believe some of the investments we're making in places like early childhood education will be huge because it wi
for the cities? you want to tackle the economy and the deficit first --- >> first, you've got to have money to pay for these things. so, you've got to create jobs. there are all kinds of ways to create jobs in the inner city. now, i'm not a politician, but i think i could go to washington in a week and get everybody holding hands and get this bill signed. because i talked to the democratic leaders and they want it, i talked to republican leaders and they want it. but since they are bred from childhood to fight with one another rather than get results -- you know, i would be glad to drop out and spend a little time and see if we couldn't build some bridges. now, results is what count. the president can't order congress around. congress can't order the president around. that's not bad for a guy that's never been there, right? but you have to work together. now, i have talked to the chairmen of the committees that want this. they're democrats. the president wants, but we can't get it, because we sit here in gridlock because it's a campaign year. we didn't fund a lot of other things this year,
've got scars to show for being around education reform. and the first word you need to say in every city and state, and just draw a line in the sand, is public schools exist for the benefit of the children. you're going to see a lot of people fall over it, because any time you're spending $199 billion dollars a year, somebody's getting it. and the children get lost in the process. so that's step one. keep in mind in 1960, when our schools were the envy of the world, we were spending $16 billion on them; now we spend more than any other nation in the world -- 199 billion a year -- and rank at the bottom of the industrialized world in terms of education achievement. one more time you've bought a front-row box seat and got a third-rate performance. this is a government that is not serving you. by and large it should be local -- the more local, the better. interesting phenomenon: small towns have good schools, big cities have terrible schools. the best people in a small town will serve on the school board; you get into big cities, it's political patronage, stepping stones -- you get the job,
to be heard by holding your applause. mr. brown will present first. >> thank you. it's an honor for my family and i to join you today. my wife, connie, who has spoken at the city club in number of times. thank you, mayor jackson, for hosting us and thank you to the wait staff for your service. in 2006, i stood here at the city club promising one thing -- that would buy for the middle class. that's what i have done for the last six years and today renewed that pledge for a second term. one of my most important jobs is to listen and to learn. as your senator, i went to more than 200 round table listening to farmers, small-business people, educators, and veterans. i asked questions and take questions from democrats, republicans, washington. farmers told us how we could save tens of billions of taxpayer dollars by eliminating the wasteful farm subsidies and come at the same time, strengthen the safety net for family farmers. i went to work with senator soon from south dakota and we wrote legislation -- senator thune that was passed as part of the farm bill in july. they talk about how difficult i
moines register for the first time in 40 years supporting a republican candidate. thank you. guest: thank you. by the way, i will be in dubuque taking our grandkids to the water park, so i will enjoy your lovely city. i don't know why? the des moines register decided the way they did. but this is an election that i think has energized women voters. i don't think it is a blanket issue. i don't think women voters will be energized to vote one way or the other. but i think women voters are energized. women voters on both sides of all issues that affect women understand that there is a pretty stark choice in this election and that they understand. they need understand they need to vote. i feel both candidates have convinced women this is an election they will be affected. the things that affect women will be affected by which candidate wins this election, in other words. there will be real concrete change. so they are energized. typically, i would say, in most elections that would favor democrats, because women tend to vote more democratic than men do. if we will see how it plays out. host: t
the voters back again, and what we really need to do is ask the voters the first time to their second choice or third choices. it is used at a high level in countries like the united kingdom, ireland, it is used in a dozen cities in the united states and we think it is a great idea. >> we wish the c-span cameras could have been in philadelphia for the period will go to george mason university to bob and one of his students. >> i have a question from john. >> do you feel the current polarization that we have, if we have a different voting system, will it allow independent candidate like ross perot? >> many people thought we would see that in 2012 and we did not, surprisingly. we might change the voting system, i think the popular vote plan is very viable. instead run of voting is constitutional, things that can be done by statute. we will act on that as well. one question is, just what happens in washington the next three or four years. the parties have been having trouble getting things done. what we saw this year was an effort from americans elect to try to identify candidate that would be
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